We are pleased to inform you that the Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region has been published together with associated environmental reports and is now on public display at the Regional Assembly Office in Waterford, all Local Authority Planning Departments and on line at southernassembly.ie
The RSES will set a 12-year Strategic Framework for development of the region for the period 2019 to 2031 and includes Metropolitan Area Strategic Plans (MASP) for Cork, Limerick-Shannon and Waterford.
Submission and observations may be made to the Regional Assembly during the statutory consultation period up to Friday, 8th March, 2019 (5.00pm). A report on submissions will be presented to Elected Members of the Southern Regional Assembly (SRA), where Members may adopt the Strategy or, where there are Material Amendments to the Draft Strategy, the Assembly will enter a further 4-week consultation period on material amendments leading to final adoption of the RSES.
Following adoption of the RSES the implementation phase will commence with Development Plan reviews or Variations by all constituent Local Authorities to ensure that these are aligned with the RSES. In parallel, implementation structures will be established to advance Regional Planning Objectives in conjunction with Local Authorities, State Agencies and relevant stakeholders.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Assembly Office on 051 860700 or a member of the Regional Planning Team